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Genocide: Armenian, Rwandan, Cambodian, and the Holocaust

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Scholar Richard G. Hovannisian gives an overview of the Armenian Genocide. From the website "Facing History and Ourselves".

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The film describes how, during World War I, the Ottoman Empire exterminated more than one million members of its minority Armenian population. This program, narrated by Julianna Margulies, unflinchingly addresses the Armenian genocide, a dark and long-suppressed chapter in 20th-century history. Rarely seen footage, uncensored photographs, excerpts from eyewitness reports and newspaper articles, and interviews with leading experts, relatives of survivors and perpetrators, and others provide viewers with a vivid image of the methodical elimination of Armenians that haunts Turkey to this day. Turkey’s ongoing denial of the genocide, calling it instead an Armenian insurrection or a Turkish civil war between Muslims and Christians, is also explored.


armenian deportees
1915, Armenian deportees -- women, children and elderly men.
(Photo collection of Armin T. Wegner).

Related Sites and Documents

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Goodbye, Antoura : A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide Karnig Panian, Gaornik Banean, and Panian Karnig
A Question of Genocide : Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire Ronald Grigor Suny, Fatma Müge Göçek, and Norman M. Naimark
The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity : The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire Taner Akçam, Taner Akçam, and Taner Akçam
Judgment at Istanbul : The Armenian Genocide Trials Vahakn N. Dadrian and Taner Akçam
Turkey and the Armenian Ghost : On the Trail of the Genocide Laure Marchand, Guillaume Perrier, and Debbie Blythe
Open Wounds : Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide Vicken Cheterian
The Missing Pages : The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
Great Catastrophe : Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide Thomas de Waal
The Armenians : Past and Present in the Making of National Identity Edmund Herzig and Marina Kurkchiyan
The burning Tigris : the Armenian genocide and America's response by Peter Balakian
Crimes against humanity and civilization : the genocide of the Armenians. by Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation.
Title: The Armenian Genocide : A Complete History Raymond Kervorkina
The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies
Peter Balakian, America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915

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